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Croatia Cycling Adventure

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10-day holidays in Croatia with island hopping and cycling through typical island landscapes, taking in the beauty of old stone towns and pebble beaches.

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    • Group Size Small Group
      2-10
    All about the Croatia Cycling Adventure.

    10-day holiday in Croatia with island hopping and cycling through typical island landscapes, taking in the beauty of old stone towns and pebble beaches.

    The Dalmatian Coast is one of the true wonders of Europe, with the clearest waters in the Adriatic Sea, magnificent historic and cultural interest. Experiencing this special region by bike is by far the most rewarding way to travel. Exploring small fishing villages and the stunning Dalmatian Coast landscapes. The magical towns of Dubrovnik and Split. Enjoying the regional cuisine and relaxing at night in your self contained apartment.

    From your arrival in Split until the end point in Dubrovnik, your journey will take you to the beautiful islands of Brač, Hvar and Korčula, traveling by bike, ferry boats and catamarans. You will enjoy your cycle between seaside villages, tiny medieval walled towns and lovely quiet pebbled bays, set against a backdrop of pine forests and mountains. The trip concludes in the well known town of Dubrovnik, where you can admire the architecture of the old stone town center.

    Highlights:

    • Experience the breathtaking scenery of Croatian Islands.
    • Breathe in the magical and natural scents of Hvar Island.
    • Explore Korčula and Brač islands and hilly Pelješac peninsula.
    • Stay in charming Mediterranean accommodations.
    • Enjoy cycling through the most beautiful parts of Dalmatia.
    • Visit the picturesque towns of Dubrovnik and Split.
    • Homemade culinary specialities, rich culture and stone architecture.
    • Enjoy the most beautiful part of Adriatic Croatia.

    Facts:

    • Duration: 10 days / 9 nights.
    • Activity: Self guided cycling.
    • Grade: Moderate.
    • Accommodation: 3* apartments/pensions.
    • Date: From April 1st to October 30th.
    • Booking: Any day of the week.
    • Star of the tour: Split, Croatia.

     

    The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
    What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
    • Full organisation of the trip.
    • Introductory briefing on day 1 with a welcome drink (Split).
    • Booklet with detailed itinerary and route instructions, train timetables and details with all vouchers.
    • Maps with marked route.
    • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
    • 9 nights in 3*pension apartments accommodation, half-board.
    • Rental of Trek Hybrid bike for 9 days with 2 side panniers, helmet, lock, pump, spare tube and repair kit.
    • All Ferry boat tickets according to the itinerary.
    • All catamaran tickets according to the itinerary.
    • Private land transfer to Dubrovnik (day 9)
    • Main Luggage transfer from Split to Dubrovnik.
    • Tourist tax and vat.
    Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
    • Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip.
    • Food and drinks: lunch and dinner on all days and all beverages.
    • Luggage transfer between accommodations – you carry all in your panniers from day 1-10.
    • Items of a personal nature.
    • Travel Insurance.
    • Single supplement: 200 €
    1. Day1 Arrival to Split, briefing and transfer to the island of Brač.

      On arrival at Split airport you will be transferred by local bus and ferry (50 minutes) to Brač island where your overnight accommodation is an apartment in an old stone house in the centre of the small picturesque town of Supetar. The remainder of the day is free to explore the town and surrounding countryside.

      Accommodation in private apartment in Supetar, half-board.

    2. Day2 Ascend Vidova gora (778 m) and return to Supetar (45 km).

      A reasonably demanding cycle today past picturesque villages with white stone houses and shady pine forest. On the hillside of Vidova gora 778 m (the highest peak of all the Croatian islands) you will have great views of the sea and mainland and from the top a view out to the famous Zlatni rat, an extraordinary shingle spit and the neighbouring islands. Return via Škrip, the island’s oldest settlement and Splitska and cool off by the wonderful pebble beach on the way.

      Accommodation in private apartment in Supetar, half-board.

    3. Day3 By boat to Stari Grad on the island of Hvar and afternoon cycling (20km).

      The morning begins with a transfer by boat via mainland Split to the island of Hvar and the town of Stari Grad/Pharos, the oldest town in Croatia. The remainder of the day is free to explore the town and to do a short cycle to surrounding villages of Vrboska and Jelsa past pine forests, vineyards and olive groves. Overnight in an apartment in Stari Grad.

      Accommodation in private apartment in Stari Grad, Hvar island, half-board.

    4. Day4 Cycle from Stari Grad to Hvar town (20km).

      From Stari Grad the cycle continues to historic Hvar town. Cycling offers great views and three beautiful areas/beaches that are worth exploring: Dubovica (considered one of the most beautiful beaches on Hvar Island), Zaraće and Milna or a winding, steeper road, which takes you past numerous lavanda fields and several old villages. Overnight in an apartment in Hvar.

      Accommodation in private apartment in Hvar town, Hvar island, half-board.

    5. Day5 Relaxing day to explore Hvar town (optional cycle to Brusje / 12km).

      Free time to explore Hvar town with its exquisite Venetian-style architecture or have a swim. It is worth taking a boat to the Pakleni islands that are the most attractive and most visited spot. There is also a chance for an optional short cycle to the old village of Brusje, a suburb of Hvar town. Overnight in an apartment in Hvar.

      Accommodation in private apartment in Hvar town, Hvar island, half-board.

    6. Day6 Boat from Hvar to Korčula, optional cycling through the forests taking in isolated beaches (5-15km).

      Your destination today is the fortress town of Korcula, on the island of the same name. An hour long catamaran ride from riva in Hvar to Korčula will take you there. Korčula is considered, with its exquisitely designed old town and lively atmosphere, by many to be the jewel island of the Adriatic coast. There is plenty to explore. There is also an option to cycle on a circuit route on this day, taking in quiet beaches including Lumbarda. Overnight in an apartment in Korčula.

      Accommodation in private apartment in Korčula town, half-board.

    7. Day7 Cycling across Korčula island to Brna with stops in villages along the way (30km).

      Today’s cycle will take you past several villages across Korčula island to a port town called Brna. You will have a chance to admire the views and stop at old stone towns such as Pupnat and Smokvica, one of the oldest settlements on the island, where you can also stop for a delicious meal. From Smokvica, the road will take you further down to the port village of Brna, where you will have a chance to enjoy a refreshing swim. Overnight in an apartment in Brna.

      Accommodation in private apartment in Brna, half-board.

    8. Day8 Circle cycle back from Brna to Korčula town (45km).

      You will cycle back to Korčula town today, by continuing further on the road, which will take you across Korčula island in a circular way. You will again have a chance to stop at old stone villages and at the town of Blato, as well as admire the views along the way. Overnight in an apartment in Korčula.

      Accommodation in private apartment in Korčula town, half-board.

    9. Day9 By ferry to the mainland, bike through the vineyards of Pelješac peninsula (22 km).

      The final cycle day begins with a transfer by ferry to the mainland at Pelješac. The cycle route meanders through the vineyards of Pelješac peninsula. Another ferry takes you from Trpanj to Ploče on the mainland where you will be picked up and transferred by car or van to Dubrovnik.

      Accommodation in private apartment in Dubrovnik, half-board.

    10. Day10 Trip concludes in Dubrovnik.

      Trip concludes after breakfast.

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    3* Private apartments

    Accommodation is in private 3* apartments operated by local people.

    Day 1: 3* Apartment in Supetar, Brač Island, breakfast included.

    Day 2: 3* Apartment in Supetar, Brač Island, breakfast included.

    Day 3: 3* Apartment in Stari Grad, Hvar Island, breakfast included.

    Day 4: 3* Apartment in Hvar, Hvar Island, breakfast included.

    Day 5: 3* Apartment in Hvar, Hvar Island, breakfast included.

    Day 6: 3* Apartment in Korčula, Korčula Island, breakfast included.

    Day 7: 3* Apartment in Brna, Korčula Island, breakfast included.

    Day 8: 3* Apartment in Korčula, Korčula Island, breakfast included.

    Day 9: 3* Apartment in Dubrovnik, breakfast included.

     

    Hiking boots are an essential part of equipment. Boots must be appropriate for rocky terrain, with a good grip and light as well as waterproof (especially in case there is still snow on the mountains). It is important that the shoes are comfortable and worn in (not brand new – in order to avoid blisters).

    Most meals and drinks have regular prices, but water, soft drinks and beer are more expensive than in the valleys.

    Here are some examples:

    Coffee – 2 eur / 1,5l bottled water – 4,40 eur / Beer – 4 eur

    Goulash – 8 eur / Veggie/meat stew – 6 eur / Sandwich – 4,50 eur

    Please note that the huts don’t accept credit card payments! Cash only.

     

    Most huts unfortunately don’t offer showers, but there is an exception on your trail: Komna Mt Hut offers hot showers at a price of 3 eur/shower.

    Here is a list of what is good to have for a climb in summer months:

    • Shoes – walking boots (preferably with ankle support).
    • Socks – warm, coolmax.
    • Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof.
    • Trousers – long.
    • Shirt or active underwear – good evaporation and warm.
    • Mid – layer – warm (fleece).
    • Warm hat, gloves – wool or fleece.
    • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip salve.
    • Rucksack – light, easy to fold, strong material, adjustable straps.
    • Hiking poles.
    • Food and drinks: fruit, sandwiches, energy bars and a sufficient amount of water/drinks.
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